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Prehistoric settlement and ritual activities at Barassie, South Ayrshire

Prehistoric settlement and ritual activities at Barassie, South Ayrshire

Between 2008 and 2012 archaeological excavations at Barassie near Troon revealed Mesolithic pits, early Neolithic structures, middle to late Neolithic pits, and Bronze Age pits and boundary ditches.
Abbots, Kings and Lost Harbours

Abbots, Kings and Lost Harbours

Newly published GUARD Archaeology research into the harbour of Cambuskenneth Abbey near Stirling reveals a surprisingly intact medieval stone-built structure on the edge of the Forth along with a significant assemblage of medieval pottery, metalwork and other materials.
Excavation of a post-medieval inn at Wilkhouse

Uncovering an ancient face from Pictland

In 1986, a long cist burial was uncovered at Bridge of Tilt near Blair Atholl in the Highlands. The cist contained the skeleton of a man who had died in his forties. Analyses of his bones suggested that he was used to hard work.
Discovery of Rare Bronze Age Weapon Hoard

Discovery of Rare Bronze Age Weapon Hoard

GUARD Archaeologists have recently recovered a very rare and internationally significant hoard of metalwork that is a major addition to Scottish Late Bronze Age archaeology.

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